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CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
to increase any tax rates. how can it be that we have the rates the president is proposing back in the clinton years and the had the longest period of uninterrupted growth in the nation's history, 23 million jobs created, would balance the budget and were paying down the debt. if those tax rates are so needed to job creation, how is it that we have those very rates that the country was doing the best it has ever done? how can it be? the ideological rigidity is not fact-based. it is not fact-based. one of the things they are saying now is that if you go to a top rate of 39.6, that will have enormous consequences on economic growth. cbo has studied that issue. they have told us it would change economic growth by 1/10 of 1%. extending the tax cut would add -- extending all the middle class tax cuts would add 1.3% to economic growth. the overwhelming driver here is extending tax relief for the middle class. at least those making below $250,000. i go to another issue. there are income tax rates currently at 35% tax rate. what about people who are paying a rate of 15%? -- how about the unearned whe
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am EST
. he talked with c-span about his past investigations of the clinton investigation and the oversight role of congress. this is 30 minutes. >> how would you say the state is? >> it has changed a great deal. it is not the same as when i came 1983. there seemed to be more comedy. tip o'neill was speaker. i will never forget he was the first time he was on the floor raising cane with democrats. and he came down and started giving me the dickens. after that we became very good friends and played golf together. bob michael was a wonderful leader. there was a spirit of camaraderie even though we had differences politically then that we do not have now. now it is much more combative. i have a lot of friends on the democratic side of the aisle, very good friends. as far as working things out is not as easy as it used to be. >> what are some of the root causes? >> i think and i am not pointing fingers, when we went after jim wright, newt was the speaker and jim was forced out of office. they went after newt. the combat became very personal. that is one of the things that started this movement.
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
the government, bush increase the government, clinton increased the government, obama increased the government. we have more -- host: what you think will happen in the house? caller: they need to not go on holiday. they need to take the measure. and when can at the american public participate in this process? we cannot. they give us one day to read the bill. there is no way that our people can participate in the process. we want to talk about increases in revenue. i understand that, but you have to have some kind of comeback and i do not been there needs to be some increase in spending. our defense spending is outrageous. our foreign aid to countries is outrageous. we prop up dictators. we are allies with al qaeda what we want to beat the soviet union, but then enemies with them when we want to be in afghanistan. it does have to do with entitlements, but also big government is working with big corporations prepare until the republicans want to get over the industrial military complex and democrats want to -- host: if you are interested in following along on this debate, there are several links
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
, on the tax side, we go back to the taxes that were enacted under president clinton the bank we all voted -- at least all the democrats that were here then voted for the clinton tax bill in 1993. and we heard all kinds of talk from the other side of the aisle about how this is going to be a disaster, going to kill the economy, just going to be awful. and not one republican supported it. but we passed it. president clinton signed it into law, and guess what? the economy took off. unemployment came down. we were paying down the deficit. we had three or four straight years of surpluses. cbo said we would pay off the national debt by 2010 if we kept on that way. well, then george bush came into office, and he looked all the surpluses, and he said, i guess what? we need to take that and give it back to the tax shelters. and that is what they did. that is what is ending tonight. all those tax cuts. then we go back to the tax system that we had under bill clinton. i asked -- what is so bad about that? it worked pretty darn well. the economy was going well. we were paying down the deficit. things
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
in another three years with another crisis in the vrsc. the secretary clinton, ambassador riesch, undersecretary for political affairs and ambassador windy sherman high and -- and i have all met with an spoken with the rwandan and rwanda and officials in the past few weeks for a rapid and peaceful resolution to the crisis. i have travelled to the region just last month with my british and french counterparts to press the condoleezza, rwanda in, and ugandan governments to work together and start the crisis and address the causes of instability. and all three governments reiterated to us their shared goals -- their share gold -- shared goals. all three indicated to was that the most abusive commanders are now under targeted sanctions and we have placed those same individuals under u.s. sanctions. talks between the garcia government and the environment -- m 23 began on december 29 in uganda and are being mediated with uganda as the chair on the international conference of the great lakes region known as the i c g lra. as the two sides begin substantive con -- talks, the current ceas
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
the house, the deal in question includes a return to the clinton era tax rates for families making more than four hundred $50,000 and individuals making more than $400,000. joe biden is meeting with house democrats. the vast majority of them seem ready to support the measure making its way through the house. with the new congress coming in on thursday, if the measure is not passed within that time, it will have to be completely reintroduced in the new congress. republicans are said to me in about five minutes to continue a discussion about whether or not to support the measure that was sent to them by the senate in the early morning hours. some tweaks coming from reporters in the halls of the capital. the political wire says democratic leaders say they will not take up a bill if it is amended by house republicans. "we are done. " a retweet from joe biden says "i think we are going to be fine." a number of different views and issues depending on which party is talking about the fiscal clef. we are going to, of course, keep you updated on the c-span network. in the meantime, take a look back a
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2013 10:00am EST
, was signed by brinbrin on march 10 -- president clinton on march 10, 2000. this bill was to provide extended care services for our veterans to make improvements in health care programs at the department of veterans affairs. i was chairman of the health subcommittee at the time and i was able to advance this bill and i'm very proud that president bill clinton signed this. the fourth bill was the cardiac arrest survival act of -- president clinton signed this on november 13, 2000. it prevents as many as 50,000 unnecessary deaths each year in the united states by using what's called a.e.d.'s, which are automatic external defibrillators. this is now allow -- this has now allowed people to be trained to save lives. this act was very important and i'm glad that it was signed as my bill. the fifth one that i'm very proud of that president bush signed is dealing with asthma conditions. self-administration of medication was prevented in schools because they had no drugs allowed and so many children had asthma and they needed epy pen or -- epi pen or abeauty rol, and if it wasn't available they could
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
, and president obama should be in and his entire staff, including hillary clinton. i do not know if you have noticed but nancy pelosi, her eyes are consistently dilated. host: thanks for your call. let's go to indiana. caller: i think it is unfortunate boehner wants to tax people making over $1 million. [indiscernbile] this is the result of 30 years of reaganomics, and the republican party has left people with less fiscal responsibility and they have not paid for the two wars, medicare part d, not to mention the tax cuts. host: how does it end? caller: if people did not wake up and try to do what is right for future generations at will and worse. the republican party will not compromise for anything. it is not the dwight eisenhower party that had the 93% tax rate. you put the money into the interstate highway system. even abraham lincoln created land grant universities, and that was not called socialism. it was called advancing the future. host: we appreciate the call. let's go to illinois, catherine on our line for republicans. caller: yeah, hi, this is catherine. i cannot have twitter, but
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
reasonable president we've had in office besides bill clinton. there's a reason we put him back in office. he's for the people, right. the other man that run for president, think about where we'd be, he only cared about the rich. my point is this, man. they got a lot of bills going on in congress. people taking tax money, going on a big vacation. take all these vacations, taking this money, spending this money. you try all the people on the tv, talking about can't do that, ok, we got these people in congress right now, this president, you understand me, he is trying to do everything he can. his hands are still tied. host: it sounds like you are are a defender of president obecause mark drawing a comparison between president obama and mitt romney, his opponent in the presidential election. does president obama have a mandate? if he says, i want you to vote for this, democrats, that you should vote for it? guest: the president was clear he wanted to maintain the quarter million dollar ceiling. he gave ground on that. but it was as clear a policy statement as possible and mr. romney and mr. ryan
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
in the polls at that very moment jennifer flowers says she has had a 12 year love affair with bill clinton and has tapered corning's to prove it. >> william chase on how the clinton's personal relationships benefit their political ambitions. for days and nonfiction books and authors their new year's day. >> leaders on capitol hill said they are close to reaching a deal on the fiscal cliff but have failed to bring a measure to a vote. the houses by tomorrow at noon. vice-president joe biden was meeting with democrats tonight. we will hear from president we will hear from president obama about
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 10:00am EST
to stop the aid. my question is around integration. there are people doing important things like clinton and goldman sachs. how does the economy developed that energy for innovation? >> very briefly because we are out of time. you take the u.n. >> the u.n. agencies to not respect the declaration. -- the lastank outgoing president never once used the word "democracy" during his term. i know this firsthand. i questioned his spokesman and he agreed with me. the world bank was not even endorsing the u.n. declaration of human rights. there are giving aid to places like ethiopia. as was documented by human rights watch. the aid was used to start political opponents. the world bank itself is not recognizing the basic human rights. >> very briefly. >> not a single country that has to achieve long-term economic growth by relying on aid. not one. so that notion is rubbish. two years ago, all i heard was these countries cannot have it capital markets. two months ago, $750 million, and securitized. it came through. it was more aggressively priced than italy, spain, or portugal. that is the weight yo
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
it started under reagan. the only person who paid down the deficit was the clinton. republicans were in charge. both parties are responsible. if just democrats doing that, the republicans would be screaming holy murder, they wouldn't. both parties are complicit in this. let's get beyond that. laying blame is going to solve it. how are we going to fix it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> president obama has yet to sign the fiscal cliff bill. the house is going to meet at 11 a.m. at noon eastern, the 113th session of congress begins with live coverage here on c-span and the senate on c-span, too. roll call of members as wells the election of the house speaker. that starts at noon eastern here on c-span. a vote on hurricane sandy funding is now expected on friday. a statement from house speaker john boehner and majority leader eric cantor said getting aid to the victims of hurricane sandy should be the first priority and the house will vote friday to direct needed resources to the national flood insurance
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
key deal with tip o'neill and bill clinton did on welfare reform and president eisenhower in korea, we need two words -- presidential leadership. we need to do both and the president has to eat it, and if he does i am ready to work with him. >> let me add to that. to get back, i agree with everything lamar just said, but there is a tremendous direction of duty here. you have a congress that has spent two years debating, we have written legislative language. i want to hearken back to the fact that i offered a bill that laid out all these entitlement reforms that walmart has joined in supporting, but also had revenues in it come almost $1 trillion. i get a copy of that bill to the white house, to boehner, 2 pelosi, and said here is a way to solve this problem. there will be other ideas, but it is pretty amazing that we know the number one problem in our country is our fiscal solvency. every developed country knows that the greatest issue we face is a our fiscal solvency. economists on both sides have said this is the greatest problem we face. here we are on december 29 without a serious
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